Brian Lee

Executive Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Brian Lee joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Long Island office in 2004. Prior to that, he worked at CBRE as a managing director specializing in corporate tenant transactions. Lee has represented tenants, landlords, sellers, and purchasers in a myriad of transactions involving office, industrial, and retail purchase, sales, and leasing. He has completed more than 350 commercial real estate transactions, with an aggregate value in excess of $400 million, and has represented a long and distinguished list of clients, including American Home Mortgage, in a 180,000-square-foot corporate headquarters acquisition, plus regional call and operation centers for over 80,000 square feet; Danaher, in a 180,000-square-foot industrial disposition; Northrop Grumman, in a 385,000-square-foot industrial sale/partial leaseback and a 93,000-square-foot engineering and development office lease; Aether systems, completing a multi-layered disposition of an 85,000-square-foot lease obligation; and Roslyn Savings Bank, in its 75,000-square-foot headquarters relocation. He has advised bank branch site selections for Greenpoint Savings Bank, Roslyn Savings Bank, First National Bank of Long Island, North Fork Bank, and EAB; completed advisory work for Key Corp. and Bank of New York; advised on back office locations for Fiserv’s 42,000-square-foot check processing center and for Citibank/Fiserv’s 75,000-square-foot Human Resources and Payroll departments; and represented Nationwide Mutual Insurance in various transactions totaling 200,000 square feet. Lee is a member of CoreNet and is a Long Island Chapter Board Member. He is also affiliated with Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island, Senior Leader Corporate Real Estate and Board Certification for Corporate Real Estate. He received his B.B.A. from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science in Real Estate from New York University.

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